SWALLOW and the WOLF
Suffolk boy Russell and Australian girl Jess tell stories of every day passions, extraordinary moments and unsung heroes. Their sound is driven and picked acoustic guitar, mercurial, bass heavy piano lines, lo-fi drums, rich cello lines and melodic vocal harmonies.
The duo have picked up support from Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins at BBC6, Sophie Little BBC Norfolk, Billy Butler BBC Merseyside, and John Govier BBC Devon.
Their latest record Fire EP was recorded with Oliver Som and Cy Reynolds at Guy Chamber's Sleeper Studios (Robbie Williams, Miles Kane, Katy B).
The result is an epic, yet intimate record - balancing poetic lyrics with widescreen sounds. In the past year the duo have driven across the Country in a DIY tour of the UK, and with piano and guitar in hand rocked on and off trains and buses across Germany and Holland.
They've curated and hosted music events for Private Member Clubs Apartment 58 and Record Club as Beatnik Events - notably praised in the Telegraph as 'passionate promoters...a real community spirit' and by Run Riot as being 'passionate about nurturing new talent'.
They've supported Simone Felice (of The Felice Brothers), Rachel Sermanni, Gilmore and Roberts, Phildel, Jake Morley, Kimberly Anne, Kal Lavelle and Jamie Lawson.
'Beautiful! You wouldn't even believe that was performed live on the show - perfect!’- Sophie Little, BBC6
‘their singing is executed to perfection with both performers in absolute sync with one another...their talent as performers and musicians is undeniable’ - Folkgeek
'the romantics of Fleet Foxes, the upbeat poppiness of Patrick Wolf, and the brooding of Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley'- For Folk's Sake
'This is an incredibly lovely album...steeped in atmosphere and emotion...an unforgettable sound'- Folk Radio UK
'An acoustic evangelist…clearly a man with poetry in his soul'- Tom Robinson, BBC6 music
'very, very beautiful' - Chris Hawkins, BBC6 music
'What a beautiful sound - I love your music' - John Govier, BBC Devon